Professional MBA Program (Accelerated, One Year Program)


Program Description

Earn Your Degree in Under a Year

  • Convenient Schedule: Classes meet on Saturday morning.
  • Take Only 11 Courses: 7 hybrid courses, plus 4 online courses, regardless of undergraduate major.
  • Affordable Tuition: Small class sizes taught by expert faculty.
  • Highest Accreditation: Purdue University Fort Wayne is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) which is the highest level of accreditation that can be obtained. Purdue Fort Wayne offers the only AACSB-International accredited business school in Northeast Indiana.
  • Alums report a one-year median salary change of 16%.

Apply for Admission

Domestic Students:

  • Rolling Admissions - Classes start July 27, 2019

International Students Deadline:

  • Two months before classes begin.
  • Applications for admission to the Professional MBA program can be submitted through the Purdue Application Portal.

Application Requirements

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Required Supporting Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Candidate statement
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
  • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
    • Minimum section requirements:
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 14
      • Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
    • Minimum section requirements:
      • Reading: 6.5
      • Listening: 6.0
      • Speaking: 6.0
      • Writing: 5.5
  • ELS - Certificate Level 112

Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Three or more years of progressively responsible, professional work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • Interview with MBA Director
    • Quantitative Assessment Test (in-house diagnostic test conducted at the time of the interview)

Professional MBA Benefits

The Purdue Fort Wayne Professional MBA Difference is:

  • Earn an internationally recognized degree in less than a year
  • Convenient schedule with classes every Saturday morning
  • Use of online technology reduces the in-class time
  • No GMAT required for admission
  • Take only 11 courses, regardless of your undergraduate major
  • Small class sizes
  • High-quality instruction from full-time faculty and experienced professionals
  • Affordable tuition

Learn skills designed to promote effective and ethical business decisions in an ever-changing global environment, such as:

  • Innovative problem solving
  • Transcending functional boundaries
  • Making complex, short-term decisions
  • Strategic decision making
  • Solving managerial problems
  • Utilizing information technology
  • Building effective organizational environments
  • Sense of professional and social responsibility

Program Policies

The following academic regulations supplement those that apply to all Purdue University Fort Wayne graduate students.

Course Load

Most Professional MBA students are employed full time and will take a course load of 9 credits (three courses) per quarter for three consecutive quarters and 6 credits (two courses) for the final 10 weeks of the program.

Academic Standards

A candidate for the Professional MBA must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or better. The graduate GPA is calculated based solely on completed graduate-level courses. Students whose graduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. The GPA deficiency must be removed in the next nine (9) credit hours in the Professional MBA program. Failure to remove the GPA deficiency within the next nine (9) credit hours in the program may result in immediate dismissal from the Professional MBA program. Grades of D or F will be included in the calculation of the student's graduate GPA.

Time Allowed for Completion of Degree

The schedule of classes has been designed to allow full-time working professionals to complete the Professional MBA program in approximately 11 months; however, if extenuating circumstances permit, students may take up to four years to complete the requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Program Tuition 2018-2019 (includes books)

  • Indiana Residents: $747.87 per credit hour
  • Non Residents: $1,186.62 per credit hour
  • You may opt-out of books, which provides an $80 savings per credit hour.
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